UK’s Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) says it has initiated two transition reviews into anti-dumping and countervailing measures on lorry and bus tyres imported from China.
The tyres to be investigated during this review are pneumatic rubber tyres, new or retreaded and used for buses or lorries, with a load index exceeding 121.
The duties in question were initially imposed by the European Union in 2018 and were later annulled by the European General Court in May 2022.
The UK’s retreading industry is estimated to contribute around £230 million to the UK economy each year and supports 5,500 UK jobs.
As part of the transition review, the TRA will determine whether dumping of imported tyres or importation of subsidised tyres would be likely to continue or recur if the measures were no longer applied and whether injury to the UK industry would be likely to continue or recur if the measures were no longer applied.
The investigation will cover the period from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2022. In order to assess injury, the TRA will examine the period from 1 July 2019 to 31 December 2021.